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Blog // Connect Michigan

Connect Michigan and CEDAM Hosted Technology and Small Business Lunch & Learn

By Wil Payton

Raquel Noriega gives a presentationLast Tuesday, Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, hosted approximately 175 legislators, staff, providers, small businesses, and state and community stakeholders at a Technology and Small Business Legislative Lunch and Learn in Lansing, Michigan.

Bonny Hildreth presentsThe purpose of the event was to raise awareness for the importance of technology adoption and use for Michigan’s small businesses and share stories about what Connect Michigan and communities are doing to help address the issue.

Attendees look over program literatureTestimonials were presented by three small business owners and the president of the Berry County Community Foundation on the impact broadband access, availability, and use has had on their businesses and communities. 

The event was sponsored by House Energy and Technology Committee Chairman, Representative Aric Nesbitt and House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin Daley.

Speakers included Raquel Noriega, director of public policy, Connected Nation, who also serves on the Board of Directors, Universal Service Administrative Company.

Photo captions: Photo 1, Raquel Noriega, director of public policy, Connected Nation, gives a presentation. Photo 2, Bonny Hildreth, president, Barry County Community Foundation, gives a testimonial on the impact of broadband. Photo 3, Attendees look over program literature during the lunch and presentations.

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